Fish Type: Miscellaneous
Scientific Name: Plectorhinchus lineatus
Diet: Small Fish & Invertebrates, carnivore
Minimum Tank Size: 180gal
Relative Care: Experts Only
Photo Courtesy of Underwater Australasia
Sweetlips consume a lot of food and produce an equal amount of waste. Strong biological and mechanical filtration is critical, as are monthly partial water changes. While Yellowbanded Sweetlips are a peaceful species, their large size (they can grow up to 2.5 feet long) makes them destructive to corals. They will also consume a wide variety of invertebrate species including worms, starfish, snails and many types of ornamental shrimp. Yellowbanded Sweetlips are best suited for large FO or FOWLR aquariums.